Abstract

Technological advances in cyberinfrastructure have paved the way for research grade computational simulation tools, such as those available on nanoHUB.org. Even though benefits have been acknowledged for incorporating these tools into teaching and learning environments, difficulties have also been identified. To address some of these difficulties researchers have emphasized that inquiry learning with simulations, in order to be successful, needs adequate but not intrusive scaffolding. As a response to this need, nanoHUB.org affiliated faculty have proposed tool-based curricula to be used for training 21 st century engineers in the nanoelectronics field. Motivated and informed by our previous work and related literature on inquiry learning with simulation, a transparency and scaffolding framework is proposed to be integrated into existing nanoHUB tool-based curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

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Other41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

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Keywords

  • computational simulations
  • cyberlearning
  • nanoHUB
  • scaffolding
  • tool-based curricula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Magana, A. J., Vasileska, D., & Ahmed, S. (2011). Work in progress - A transparency and scaffolding framework for computational simulation tools. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [6142803] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142803

Work in progress - A transparency and scaffolding framework for computational simulation tools. / Magana, Alejandra J.; Vasileska, Dragica; Ahmed, Shaikh.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2011. 6142803.

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Magana, AJ, Vasileska, D & Ahmed, S 2011, Work in progress - A transparency and scaffolding framework for computational simulation tools. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6142803, 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011, Rapid City, SD, United States, 10/12/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142803
Magana, Alejandra J. ; Vasileska, Dragica ; Ahmed, Shaikh. / Work in progress - A transparency and scaffolding framework for computational simulation tools. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2011.
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